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October 23, 2012
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NOVA scienceNOW  "Can Science Stop Crime?"  Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology -- not only to solve horrific murders -- but also to try to prevent crimes before they even happen. He learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse, to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain, to tracking the creation of a criminal mind. And we meet a genius crime-stopper who's made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack -- not just your laptop -- but your kids' toys, medical devices and even your car. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Forensics on Trial"  NOVA investigates the shaky state of crime science and looks for cutting-edge solutions. Today's forensics are in a state of crisis with few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners. Innocent men and women have been convicted on faulty forensic evidence. Of the more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing in the last 10 years, more than half of the wrongful convictions stemmed from poorly executed forensics.G
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1920's"  Mobsters, jazz, and turbulent economic times mark the 1920s. Silent film makes the transition to the talkies as sound comes to the silver screen. The refrigerator gets a makeover from the smartest man in the world, and poverty inspires a desperate inventor to come up with a winner called television. Part 3 of 10G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hot Planet - Cold Comfort"  Alda learns about global warming and what could happen if the great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. He also slogs through melting permafrost to survey drowning forests in Alaska.G
11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hydrogen Hopes"  The show looks at how science might obtain hydrogen from renewable sources, store it safely and provide a usable fuel.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Miami, Florida"  Miami Florida is a sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. It has been described as the American city of the future. There's fun in the sun but there's also a major infusion of performing arts. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Easy and Elegant Seafood"  Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Here's The Beef"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster show host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chili at home. Then, Doc investigates homemade ground meat versus storebought in a head-to-head tasting of hamburgers, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to create the ultimate Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat grinders in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar"  Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and then as a rare spice. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus brought it to the Caribbean where it changed into a common necessity, became a key element in the Caribbean slave trade and an early example of capitalist manufacturing. We'll find out why people who had a sweet tooth had a better chance of surviving than people who didn't and how sugar became the basis for England's international trade, a key element in the control of Britain's working class, and an essential part of the temperance movement. D
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Ticket to Provence"  Joanne and her student Sasha are transported to Provence using herbs, citrus, and garlic. Joanne begins with a bright fresh citrus salad and then working together they create a very classic country, yet refined, dish of braised cod with leeks and potato. Recipes: Citrus Salad with Mint and Red Onions, Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes and Thyme, and Roasted Garlic Slab. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Portugal's Heartland"  Rick eats barnacles in an old fishing town, marches with pilgrims, and views riches of the country's Golden Age.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Biodiversity Decline"  Species are being lost at a rapid rate in rainforests and coral reefs. Yet many species still have not been discovered. Tropical scientists struggle to keep ahead of the bulldozers as they work to understand this complex ecosystem. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Energy Challenges"  Global energy use increases by the day. Polluting the atmosphere with ever more carbon dioxide is not a viable solution for our future energy needs. Can new technologies such as carbon sequestration and ethanol production help provide the energy we need without pushing the concentrations of CO2 to dangerous levels?G
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Aspen Institute Presents  "War & Peace in the Modern World"  Speakers: Paul Rieckhoff, Michael Mullen, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Carter, Anne-Marie Slaughter. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom"  Cameras follow researchers who follow this elusive, independent and resourceful animal - the largest member of the weasel family - that they rarely see in person. They use remote cameras, radio collars and DNA to track the creatures, who have turned out to be remarkably family oriented as well as tough and powerful for their size.G
8:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"  Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. D
8:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Perfect Pancake"  Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time . D
9:00 pm 
WordWorld  "The Lost Letter L/Catch That C!"  The Lost Letter L - When Duck accidentally breaks the L off Frog's lamp, he decides not to tell Frog. Instead, he'll just fix it himself. Although Bug and Dog try to help, things spiral out of control, and soon Duck has broken a lamp, a lever and even Frog's log! Duck learns that everyone makes mistakes and admitting them sooner rather than later can make a big difference. D
9:30 pm 
Caillou  "Sounds and Music!"  When Caillou visits Clementine, he is impressed to see Billy practicing on a Tuba. Soon, Billy's marching band mates arrive to practice. Clementine and Caillou wish they could join in too. D
10:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Bienvenido, Barney: Mexico"  Baby Bop's friend Monty the butterfly passes through the park with a flock of friends on their way to Mexico. When Monty gets left behind by his insect friends and family, Barney takes everyone on a visit to Mexico, where Baby Bop will say good-bye to her butterfly friend. D
10:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Kindness with Friends"  Percy's New Friends - Percy wants to make friends with the wild animals on Sodor. When he approaches a squirrel, it runs away. He tries to make friends with a bird but it flies away. D
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George, Plumber's Helper/Curious George Takes a Hike"  George brings some new toys in the tub and a few of them spiral down the drain, causing a clog.G
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Dogs In Space/Dogs from Space"  Dogs in Space - Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but TD finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time? Vocabulary: (E) planet, star, solar system, constellation, orbit (I) sun, moon, earth, space, spaceship. Dogs from Space - Inspired by TD's comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog. D

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